3 pagan holidays you should know as a gardener and why

Many pagan faiths are rooted in their connection with the earth, since they were largely practised in periods which spanned from the time of hunter-gatherer societies to the establishment of agrarian societies, and then declined (albeit slowly) as people settled in large cities and as Christianity rose to prominence in the Roman empire over theContinue reading “3 pagan holidays you should know as a gardener and why”

The succulent paradox: What I learned from succulents

Recently I’ve been in a rut with my blog writing because I’m not sure what I can write that people want to see and will actually add entertainment and educational value to their lives, but I came to the conclusion that I should just write about what I want to write about and what’s goingContinue reading “The succulent paradox: What I learned from succulents”

The best way to repot your orchids: 5 simple steps

It is almost time to repot your orchids if you live in the southern hemisphere. You want to report in August-November depending on the weather in the place you live if you live in the southern hemisphere, or March-June in the northern hemisphere, once again depending on the weather in your area. Basically, you wantContinue reading “The best way to repot your orchids: 5 simple steps”

5 ways to be more sustainable in your indoor gardening

Today, my new plants that I mentioned in my post on the how to help plants recover after shipping arrived. As promised, I’ve put the photos of the Philodendron birkin and the Monstera deliciosa at the end of the post. As usual, I am not being paid to provide links to their websites in myContinue reading “5 ways to be more sustainable in your indoor gardening”

Pest Profile 2: Fungus gnats

Fungus gnats are unsavoury flying pests which aren’t all that harmful, but they can still be a bit of a headache. Nobody likes seeing tiny little flies flitting around their homes searching for soil to make their home in. In this post, we’ll be delving into how to identify, exterminate and prevent fungus gnat infestations.Continue reading “Pest Profile 2: Fungus gnats”

5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping

I’m not sure about how the rest of the world is holding up, but in my state in Australia, we’re currently experiencing a second wave of COVID-19. As such, I’ve been buying plants online (I’ll make sure to show you guys how they arrive when they do). I’m sure a lot of plant people are,Continue reading “5 suggestions to help your new plants recover after shipping”

5 dank houseplant memes to brighten up your day

Hey there! I’ve been busy working on some projects that are unrelated to this blog, so I haven’t gotten round to writing another blog post. The idea of writing another pest profile is quite inviting in one sense, because there are so many pests to write about, but I hate having to write about themContinue reading “5 dank houseplant memes to brighten up your day”

Houseplants and mental health

Any indoor gardener will tell you that growing houseplants does wonders for their psyche. Indeed, from a purely evolutionary perspective, it makes sense that living among greenery would improve our mental health: It assures us that our surroundings are home to a thriving ecosystem that can sustain our dietary needs. However, beyond this, is thereContinue reading “Houseplants and mental health”

Foliar feeding your plants: Yay or nay?

It was the winter of 2019 when I first realised that maybe foliar feeding my orchids wasn’t the best idea under such cold conditions, because a number of them were exhibiting signs of cold stress, and the cold droplets of water on the underside of their leaves certainly didn’t help. I’m not entirely sure whetherContinue reading “Foliar feeding your plants: Yay or nay?”

3 pros and cons of using terracotta and clay for your houseplants

Terracotta pots give your space a fun, rustic feeling, and clay beads for hydroponics ensure that your plants always get the moisture they need while allowing for proper aeration. It’s not always sunshine and rainbows, though. In fact, before I myself tried growing plants in terracotta, I thought that they’d be the end of allContinue reading “3 pros and cons of using terracotta and clay for your houseplants”